Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My Progress with my Jogging

If you follow me on my more "blog" facebook page - Jamielynn *A Soldier's Angel* - you know I'm on a "journey" to becoming healthier. Now, I have a weightloss goal, but I'm also focusing on NSV (non scale victories). Mainly on breaking my own personal records with jogging.

Last year I was using "jog tracker" to keep track of my miles and times. I wasn't really trying to set any kind of personal records though. Just kind of "going with the flow" and doing what I felt. In March 2012, my average pace was about 20mins/mile. My fastest mile was over 18mins/mile.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

4 Methods for Flawless Toddler Travel (By: Kendra Thornton - guest blogger)

I'm really glad Kendra contacted me about doing a guest blog post! With many of my readers being military, traveling is must! Be it vacations or PCSing. Here are Kendra's tips! ---

It's hard enough to travel with children locally, but when you throw in the word vacation it can be a true struggle.  There are some tricks to make travel with your little one easier on them and you by default.  By planning ahead, you can all make it to your international travel destination as a happy, healthy and cultured family.

Debunking Myths About Finding a Private-Sector Job (By: Emma Banks - guest blogger)

Regardless of the amount of time you’ve spent in the military, the prospect of making the transition to the private career sector may seem overwhelming. While change can be good, it also comes with a fair amount of stress. Unfortunately, a number of myths that have been perpetuated over time only serve to add to the worry and fear you might feel when facing such a transition. Let’s take a look at a few of these myths and learn the truth that will set your mind at ease.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

The "I have it harder than you" Card -- really?

I received an inbox on my army wives fan page ( *Army Wives Do It With Hooah* ) from someone who is OBVIOUSLY just trying to twist some panties. So, instead of posting it directly on my page, like I normally do, I decided to address it here and then let others give their input.

Here is the message:

Sunday, April 14, 2013

My 1st 5K - Susan G. Komen - 4/13/2013


For those who have been following me and reading up on my blog and pages, you know I've been trying to get healthier. My neighbor ((shout out to Susan!!)) has been a great encouragement. I shared with her some of my problems, like I have a hard time making exercise a habit. She told me to set a goal, something to work towards..she suggested a 5K.

About 2 months ago, my friend Kim invited me to her 5K event -- she wanted to get a team to do the 5K in Savannah, GA. This was perfect timing for me! I gladly joined! My husband has supported my efforts and got me some new sneakers and the Nike+ sensor for my shoes. I've had them for about a month and have already recorded 69.83 miles!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

HealthCare Reform - Where Does it Start?

I saw a picture quote on FB this morning that really jumped out at me. It makes so much sense! --

"True healthcare reform starts in your kitchen, not in Washington. - Anon"

 First let's define reform - to put or change into an improved form or condition, to amend or improve by change of form or removal of faults or abuses, to put an end to "an evil" by enforcing or introducing a better method or course of action.

I honestly believe that healthcare costs wouldn't be so high or so needed if people took better care of their bodies. One of the easiest ways to take care of your body is to watch what you put into it! The correlation between what we eat and the diseases we (as people) have are astounding. Let's use children as an example.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Getting Healthy - I'm on my way!!!

One of my New Year's Resolutions this year was to get healthier. Some of my readers may remember me writing about my thyroid problem before. It has really made losing weight hard. During my husbands 4th deployment I had lost some weight but then my medication was "off" and I gained about 20lbs in 2months. Very discouraging!!

I have decided that this year, I WILL NOT let myself get discouraged. No matter what is thrown at me, I WILL push through and keep going. One thing I have noticed with all my reading on weight loss, exercise, healthy eating and the fad diets (which I do not recommend) is that you have to be consistent! I use to find any and every excuse to not exercise. When I had my my breast reduction my last excuse went out the window. I do something EVERY day, even if it is just going for a walk.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

A Soldier ---

I found this poem on the web and had to share!

A Soldier

There is discipline in a soldier
you can see it when he walks,
There is honor in a soldier
you hear it when he talks.
There is courage in a soldier
you can see it in his eyes,
There is loyalty in a soldier
that he will not compromise.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

"Hero Highlights" by Kevin E. Lake - First Sergeant Humphrey

Kevin E. Lake is an Iraq War veteran and an author. On his Facebook Page - Kevin E. Lake - he shares stories he has started calling "Hero Highlights". I have shared a few on my army wives page and Kevin has been kind enough to let me share them on my blog... 

The first "Hero Highlight" I will share from Kevin E. Lake's Facebook Page is about First Sgt. Humphrey ---

Follow Me
By Kevin E Lake

" In my novel, "Off Switch," which addresses both P.T.S.D. among soldiers and veterans and the pandemic suicide rate that is FINALLY getting more attention in the media, I address two issues in particular which are leading to the staggering rate of suicide among our heroes, currently reported as 22 each day, though those numbers would be much higher if the D.O.D. actually included the Army Reservists and National Guardsmen who commit suicide in their count as well. These two main culprits I address are severe substance abuse (mismanagement of medication the VA and Army hospitals call it) and toxic leadership. 

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Pink Zebra *Product Review*

 First, I'd love to thank Mrs. Mary Grosh for asking me to do a review and sending me some "sprinkles" to try out. I asked Mary to tell me a little bit about herself and why she started selling "Pink Zebra" and this is what she told me -

"I'm a military spouse with 2 girls, 6 and 2. I started selling it because I fell in love with the products immediately. I really love how our company gives back to the community by donating 1 day of daycare to single moms in need for every $500 in party sales. I stand behind our products 100% and I use them on a daily basis. I love sharing it and seeing how other people love it as much as I do!"

Friday, February 15, 2013

University of Alaska ROTC - Thanks Julie!!

One of my friends on Facebook, Miss Julie VanHouten, works at the University of Alaska with the ROTC program. She is constantly posting about it and shows tremendous pride in the program!! After doing a little "research" I see why!

From the University of Alaska "about" section -

"The primary mission of the ROTC program at the University of Alaska is the development of Cadet into Army Leaders.

Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps)  is one of the best leadership courses in the country and is a part of our proud American heritage that has molded many fine young men and women serving the prestigious officer corps of the U.S. Army.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Custom Body Pillows - 20% off for my Readers! Check my post for the Code!

Custom Body Pillows contacted me and would like to offer my readers 20% off for a Valentine's Day Special!! How sweet is that?!

After looking over their site and some of the pictures, I think these could be great gifts for anyone missing a loved one during deployment, training or unaccompanied tours overseas..especially for children!

Make sure to stop by their Facebook page and show them love -
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All you have to do is...

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

"Dear Civilian Girl" - A little rant =)

 So, this little "tid bit" was shared in my army wife group on Facebook. I've seen this floating around the internet before and each time I see it, I get more annoyed. This is suppose to be some "letter" to civilian girls from the military girlfriend/wife.
One pet peeve of mine is people telling others how they can/should feel or trying to downplay someone's feelings and emotions simply b/c they aren't in a relationship with someone in the military.
My "comments" on this will be RED. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Kneller Fit Wraps - Product Review!

In the beginning of December, I received a few items from Kneller Fit Wraps to try out for a review. I was extremely excited, to say the least!

I was sent a 4pack of the Ultimate Body Applicator , one of the Facial Applicator and a 30 day supply of Greens .

First, let me say, I loved these products!! Now, I'll give a rundown of what each product is said to do and how it affected me.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Rose Parade Float that honored Military Working Dogs & their Handlers!

I received the sweetest thing  in my email from "Natural Balance Pet Foods"! They brought to my attention a float that was in the Rose Parade on New Year's Day. This specific float honored military working dogs and their handlers.

From email - 
" The float itself featured a replica of "The Military Working Dog Teams National Monument", which will be located in San Antonio, TX this fall. This is the first time military dogs will be recognized with such a high honor! We are proud to be one of the companies who sponsored this important monument."

Holidays 2012 - Christmas & New Years!

The holidays are always soooo exhausting! I feel like the older I get, the longer that drive to New Jersey feels.

We got left around 3am and a 12hr drive took us about 15 to 16hrs b/c of the traffic. It was nuts! We saw an accident that was pretty bad on 95N. The top of the car had to be cut off in order to get the people out. Horrible. Other than that, the ride was alright. Alexis didn't get sick and the kids didn't kill each other.. my husband was entertaining, as always. I love driving with him lol On our way home, it took us 12hrs b/c the traffic was non-existent.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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